The plan had been laid out in advance and was proceeding perfectly on January 6, 2021.
As rioters began storming the U.S. Capitol, Secret Service agents assigned to Vice President Mike Pence insisted that he be taken to a safe location before the situation inside the building became too dangerous for security to handle.
But when it came time to put Pence into a vehicle that would spirit him to safety, the VP looked at the head of his Secret Service detail and insisted:
That, according to House Select Committee member Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) is proof that Pence thought his own security detail was part of the larger plot that would keep Donald Trump in power via an illegal coup:
Speaking about the threats to Pence on Jan. 6 and the chants by rioters to hang him, Raskin said the vice president’s Secret Service agents — including one who was carrying the nuclear football — ran down to an undisclosed place in the Capitol. Those agents, who Raskin said he suspects were reporting to Trump’s Secret Service agents, were trying to whisk Pence away from the Capitol.
Pence then “uttered what I think are the six most chilling words of this entire thing I’ve seen so far: ‘I’m not getting in that car,'” Raskin said.
“He knew exactly what this inside coup they had planned for was going to do,” Raskin said.
Pence’s words also raise another issue: What did the vice president know, and when did he know it? Since he hasn’t yet testified before the Jan. 6 committee, we simply don’t know, and that has set off a firestorm of angry debate on Twitter, where many people are saying Pence must be compelled to tell his side of the story.
There are so many unanswered questions, and answers are more important than ever before if we truly cherish the American republic.